Reputation in "The Crucible"
Morgan & Alyssa
Reputation can be so near and dear to one that they are willing to lose their life to keep it.
Reputation means a lot in the village, “I have three children-how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?” Said Proctor. He would not be a good example for his children, because he would have sold his good name to keep his life. He also says “I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence!”. It would look bad for him to lie to save his life when his friends died for telling the truth. And that's why reputation can affect people some would die to save it.
The Crucible. Dir. Nicholas Hytner. Perf. Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. 20th Century Fox, 1996. DVD.
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin, 1982. Print.